This week sees the last week on our topic Colours. They children have experienced various teacher led activities exploring colour in many different ways. This weeks focused learning activities have been…..
to use the unifex to decide whether the children had chosen a light or dark colour and compared with their friends.
To discuss the different colours animals are.
The children enjoyed a wonderful story “What the ladybird heard next” which involved learning rhyming strings.
The children all practised writing their name in the cursive style or worked on writing rhyming words.
The children were focusing on their hemisphere writing skills of certain letters remembering that all letters start from the grass.
The children have learned about Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl. The children looked at some of his best known work where he made use of rectangles and lines with bright colours of red, blue and yellow.
To start our new topic this half of term, celebrations and festivals, we are creating our very own fireworks. The children were given an empty cardboard tube and chose how to decorate it independently. Flames were added on the bottom of the firework and a cone shape for the top to complete it.
Independence and creativity were in full flow.
Â The children choose different materials and glitter to use to decorate.
What’s your favourite firework?
this week the children listened to two different Â pieces of music. As they listened they was asked to say what they thought of it and use the pens and paper to create a picture whilst moving to the rthym.
We had some interesting results in how the children set themselves for the drawing..
some chose to lay down, some chose to sit on their knees and some chose to move around
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “It’s slow”.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “It sounds like a fast train”Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
What at would you create when moving to fast or slow music?
Mr Brombley’s group enjoyed disecting our pumpkin, then deciding on what our face should be like. Scary? Smiley? Happy? Sad?
what shape should the eyes be? The nose? And the mouth? Â The children all had very good ideas but came to a majority decision of triangles for eyes, a circle for a nose and a rectangle for the mouth. However the mouth proved a good talking point as Esme reminded us “it needs teeth” so the shape had to change.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “It’s all gooey inside” Â Â Â “What’s inside?”,Â Â Â “Ugggh yuk, it’s cold” Â Â Â “There’s lots of seeds in here”. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â Our finished product
All of the children really enjoyed doing this and talking about Halloween, what they have dressed up as and doing there own pumpkins with mummy or daddy. It was really good to see that even though the reception children don’t work withÂ the nursery children everyday that they all was showing how to be the Madagascar animals and for some… Being Dusty cropphopper and trying something new that may have been a little bit challenging for them.
so how will your pumpkin compare to ours? Scary or not? Â The choice is yours!
Folllowing on with our topic on colours the children’s challenge this week in the messy room is to create their very own rainbow painting. We talk about how a rainbow is made and look at all the colours. The paint bottles are then placed in the correct order and the children paint their rainbows making sure all the time they are painting the colours in the right order.
Â Â Â Indepence is in full flow.Â Â Â Co-operation is in force as the children share the paint and take turns.
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Do do you like our rainbows? I think we have some budding artists in the making!